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Limestone Carving With Oamaru Stone

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  • Sat 26 Aug ’17, 9:30am – 4:30pm


Wellington High School, 249 Taranaki St, Mt Cook, Wellington Show map



A one-day workshop where you'll discover how to carve limestone and finish at least one carving in fabulous Oamaru stone.

Please bring your own dust mask, safety glasses, lunch and wear old clothing and closed-in shoes. A charge for tools ($5) and stone ($6-$25, depending on size) - is payable to the tutor (please bring cash).

Note: This course is held outside so please dress according to the weather - lots of layers in winter and don't forget to bring sunscreen and sunhat in summer, and plenty of water!

By the end of the workshop, you'll be able to:
- Cut limestone on the desired line
- Visualise and work more confidently with a three-dimensional art piece
- Use necessary tools such as rifflers, vee chisels and wood rasps
- Aris edges and drill pin holes to secure work
- Seal finished work to protect it from the elements

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